Here we go, 2017! Let’s get started with a little history lesson in 2017. Specifically a history on the American Space Race and getting the first American to orbit the Earth, Sen. John Glenn.
I have said it before, one of my go to movie genres is historical movies, and so it is nice to start with a movie that is based on a piece of American space history, and it was decent, and it was rated PG, PG with a stellar cast. No sex, no swearing, no smoking, no senseless violence…
As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as “human computers”, we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history’s greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes. ~ IMDb and 20th Century Fox
Is this a movie though that you should take time to watch? Is it worth your time and hard earned cash? Is it worth getting lost in? It is up to you.